Careers Advice at the University of Bath
Your career enhancement and employability are very important to the University.
We provide information, advice and guidance on careers via the Careers Advisory Service.
- Where is the Careers Advisory Service?
- Can my department help me with careers matters?
- What can I expect from the Careers Advisory Service?
- Is there anything specifically for international students?
- How will a Careers Adviser be able to help me?
- When should I use the Careers Advisory Service?
- Things that you could do now
- Can I work in the UK during and after my studies?
- Where can I get help with my English skills for CVs and Applications?
- International graduate case studies
Your main source of support is the Careers Advisory Service. Staff in your department may be able to offer some advice on career matters however departments do not have a responsibility to provide careers support.
- Departments often ask the Careers Advisory Service to deliver talks on careers related topics during lectures.
- If your course involves a placement, your department will help you to prepare for this.
- Trained Careers Advisers are available to discuss your career plans and provide advice, guidance and information. Access to Careers Advisers is available through short drop-in and longer guidance appointments
- An information room filled with careers information; leaflets, books, DVDs, and computers for you to use
- An informative Careers Advisory Service website from which you can search for job vacancies
- A programme of campus based events including regular workshops (on topics like interview skills), presentations by employers, plus three careers fairs a year
- a series of workshops specifically for international students is offered in the Autumn term (e.g. interview skills, CV writing & Understanding recruitment in the UK)
- International students' careers webpages
- a selection of case studies detailing the destinations and experiences of international graduates is available on our website
A Careers Adviser can:
- Discuss different career options with you and help you to put your plans into action
- Help you to consider what you have to offer potential employers and how you can maximise your chances of finding work
- Provide help if you feel unhappy with your course
- Help you to prepare for interviews and other employer assessments
- Provide feedback on CVs and application forms
However, Careers Advisers are unable to:
- Make decisions for you
- Recommend you for particular jobs
- Correct English in your applications
It is most useful to use the Careers Advisory Service on an ongoing basis, and you can
start using the Careers Advisory Service as soon as you arrive. If you are on
a one year course, it is particularly important to start using
the service early on.
- Attend workshops and employer presentations. Programme
- Produce a CV (resume). Advice on CV writing is available. You can bring your CV to a drop-in session for some feedback
- Take part in activities that will maximise your employability e.g. societies, sports, volunteering or part-time work
- If you want relevant work experience, start planning when and how you could achieve this
Check your options on our visa advice pages, Working in the UK during and after your studies...>>
The English Language Centre provides a limited number of one to one tutorials for international students. You may be able to use a tutorial to look at the English in a CV or application form.